“DribbleBot” can maneuver a soccer ball on landscapes such as sand, gravel, mud, and snow, using reinforcement learning to adapt to varying ball dynamics.
Connor Coley, Dylan Hadfield-Menell named AI2050 Early Career Fellows
Department of EECS Assistant Professors Connor Coley and Dylan Hadfield-Menell have been named to the inaugural cohort of AI2050 Early Career Fellows by Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative from Eric and Wendy Schmidt aimed at helping to solve hard problems in AI.
Recent chair announcements within EECS
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) recently announced the following crop of chair appointments, all effective July 1, 2022. Karl Berggren has been named the…
MIT engineers build a battery-free, wireless underwater camera
The device could help scientists explore unknown regions of the ocean, track pollution, or monitor the effects of climate change.
New programmable materials can sense their own movements
Engineers 3D print materials with networks of sensors directly incorporated.
The hub of the local robotics industry
MassRobotics, a nonprofit founded by several MIT alumni, is advancing an industry that will play an increasingly important role in our lives.
BART and MARGE will reliably produce, store, and distribute 50 tons of rocket fuel per year on the surface of Mars.
Robots play with play dough
A new system lets robots manipulate soft, deformable material into various shapes from visual inputs, which could one day enable better home assistants.
Robotic lightning bugs take flight
Inspired by fireflies, researchers create insect-scale robots that can emit light when they fly, which enables motion tracking and communication.
3 Questions: How the MIT mini cheetah learns to run
CSAIL scientists came up with a learning pipeline for the four-legged robot that learns to run entirely by trial and error in simulation.